Saturday 15th April
10am – 1pm
Coffee (fresh ground) Tea & bacon baps
Famous homemade cake
Now serving excellent sausage too
fruit & veg * fresh flowers * cakes and scones * greeting cards * jewellery * handicrafts * skincare * bread * knitwear * cards * toys * jam * haberdashery * frozen food * eggs * meat
General Introduction to our Institute
The hall is intended to be as flexible as possible, so it has been equipped with many useful facilities; however,it is up to any user to ensure that facilities suitable for their event or activity are provided.
This large and elegant space, equipped with boardroom style central table, provides an ideal venue for smaller meetings.The Kitchen is well equipped with modern facilities including a large electric range cooker with two ovens and halogen hob with five rings and a warming area. A large refrigerator is available to keep food or drinks cool; a heated cabinet is available to keep plates warm. A number of other items of kitchen equipment available including a Hot Water Urn, Kettles and Two Microwave ovens. Large pans and serving dishes are available. The central table permits a number of people to prepare and serve the food. A double sink is fitted to ease washing up.
Main Hall Interior and Stage
At one end of the hall is a simple (15'x17') stage. It is equipped with front curtains, which separate it from the main hall. A midway curtain can be provided if required. There are permanent spot lights and flood lights at the front of the stage. Other lighting and sound equipment can possibly be supplied for any formal productions. For the hirer, the stage provides an ideal facility for bands, discos, performers or other entertainment.
A bar counter is located in the corner of the hall served from the Kitchen. It can be used by hirers or contract bar staff. The bar is equipped with a refrigerator, bar fittings. Beer and wine glasses are available, but hirers are reminded that they may be able to hire these from the drinks supplier to avoid glass washing. We do not have a licence for the sale of alcohol if that is required, arrangements must be made with a qualified licensee or a Temporary Event Notice obtained. Virtually all events held in the hall are now "Bring your own" as far as alcoholic drinks are concerned.Selling soft drinks and snacks is no problem. Some users provide "Real Ale" from a barrel at no charge. There is room on the bar for 9 gallon barrels.The bar is also useful for serving food if participants do not require a drinks bar.
A small grassed garden area alongside the front of the hall (70' x 25') can be used for photographs, outdoor eating, or as serving area for barbecues.
Cloakroom and Toilets
Toilets have been recently refurbished and include a disabled cubicle
To the side of the Institute is an area (30m x 60m) for car parking. It will take about 40 cars.
NOTE: This car park is shared with the Glebelands Sports Association so may become crowded if there is a cricket match on
Apart from a very small step at the front door, the hall has flat access for wheel chairs and pushchairs from the car park.The back door of the building leads into the kitchen, so it is easy to deliver prepared food and drinks, or collect hired chairs and tables.A path leads from the car park to the front doors
Tables and Chairs
There are nine 5ft circular tables, which will take about eight chairs each. 80 chairs are available for table or audience layout. Some 40 folding chairs are available for additional seating or use outside the hall.Trestles tables and two rectangular tables are available for serving or "top table" use.
A range of lighting arrangements is possible to suit particular usage. For many events the general lighting is adequate using the fluorescent lighting high in the roof space. More subdued lighting may be obtained by using the concealed fluorescent lights and/or spotlights on the sides of the hall.
Oil heating is used for the main heating and arrangements must be made with the bookings secretary to ensure it is on for your event.